Weekend Lineup
Celina OFest, Cz Heritage Celebrations

Celina OFest
Produced by the Greater Celina Chamber of Commerce, Celina Oktoberfest on Saturday will feature live performances from festive bands ( entertainment schedule), a tempting assortment of traditional German foods, and a Biergarten boasting a bountiful selection of bubbling brews.
The day kicks off with a ceremonial tapping of the keg and traditional toast. Exciting events will follow throughout the day and evening. A Dachshund Derby dog race, Chicken Dance circles and costume contests for children and adults are scheduled. Youngsters can enjoy bounce houses, an obstacle course and unicorn ponies in the free Kids' Zone.
Authentic German delicacies and other culinary treats will be served up at Celina Oktoberfest by food-and-beverage purveyors including Bayer's Kolonialwaren and Fischer's Meat Market, both of Muenster, Texas; Po' Boy Place; and Shuckers Roasted Corn. Among the numerous merchandise vendors will be Rustic Ranch D├ęcor; A Fresh Perspective; and Isla Grace Boutique.

Dozinky in New Taiton
The Wharton County Czech Heritage Society invites you to its annual Dozinky (harvest festival) on Sunday from 12 to 6 pm at the Taiton Community Center in New Taiton. Dance to the music of The Czechaholics from 1-5 pm. Enjoy a performance by the West High School Junior Historians at 12:30 pm. Admission is only $5, 18 years and younger, admitted free. Czech-style food available, including a pork steak lunch and sausage lunch, plus chicken noodle soup, sauerkraut, sandwiches, and sweets.

The Knights of Columbus at West Brazos Hall invite you its first Czech dance on Saturday to celebrate the Oktoberfest season and raise funds for the knights' good work in the community. Doors open at 5:30 pm and you can dance to music by The Czechaholics from 7-11 pm. Tables of six are available in
advance for $150. Single tickets at the door will be $20 each. The bar will be open with beer, set-ups, and soft drinks. You can bring in your own snacks, wine, and liquor. 

It's a Pfree for All!
The Central Texas Accordion Association invites you to an Accordion Pfree-Pfor-All at the Recreation Center in Pflugerville on Tues., Oct. 15. The noon show features music outreach volunteer entertainers followed by a symposium on accordions - acoustic and electric - and how they work. The evening concert at 6:30 pm features Chris Rybak, Mike Middleton, Ricardo Correra, Bob Bisciglia & Friends, Markus Baggio, and Mitch White & Friends. The Pfree-Pfor-All is presented by the City of Pflugerville and Central Texas Accordion Association. 

Church picnic alert!
EAST BERNARD: Holy Cross Bazaar @ Riverside Hall - Dujka Brothers, 12-3P; Red Ravens, 3-6P
HURST: Oktoberfest @ Peace Lutheran Church - Brave Combo, 5-8P
WESTPHALIA: 113th Annual Picnic @ Church of the Visitation - Praha Brothers, 11A-2P

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Krause's Cafe Friday: Slim Bawb...Saturday: Dachshund Races...Tuesday (10/15): Gary P. Nunn...Wednesday (10/16): Off the Grid...Thursday (10/17): Michael Milligan/Texiana Blue
Mullins Prairie Store Saturday: Cody Ray Henry Band
Schroeder Hall Friday: Jade Marie Patek
Sweet Home Saturday: South Paw
VFW #10352 Houston Sunday: Country Jim & The Allstars
Goodtime Polka & Waltz Club, New Braunfels: Sunday - Cloverleaf Orchestra
Swiss Alp Dance Club, Schulenburg: Sunday - Charles & Fab 4...club is celebrating its 85th anniversary!
SPJST Lodge 18, Elgin: Sunday - Fritz Hodde & Fab 6

Looking ahead to next week : Monday - Charles Thibodeaux & Austin Cajun Aces in Austin.   Tuesday - Houston Accordion Association Jam...Comal County Opry...Roger Kirby & Texas Heartbeat in Waco.  Wednesday - Glen Collins & The Alibis in Austin...Mike Stroup Trio in Flatonia...Auf Geht's @ Rudi Lechner's in Houston...Burgundy in San Antonio...Steve Helms/Cody Canada in Schulenburg. Thursday - Bluebonnet Opry Polka Show in Brenham...Silver Opry in Seguin.

Festivals next weekend: Anhalt, King's Bierhaus Heights, SPJST Lodge 88, La Grange, Needville

Happy fall, y'all! Polka On!

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Chicken Dancin' in Fredericksburg
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Family Fun in Fredericksburg
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Dancin' in Fredericksburg
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Strollin' in Fredericksburg
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Hostyn Picnic
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Lost Cause @ Moravia Store
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Dance Hall Road Trip
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Watch the videos  by Walt Harfmann of Schuetzenfest with 
The Original Bavarian Blasmusik and  Donnie Wavra...James & Halie Marek wedding reception with Dujka Brothers, Fritz Hodde/Fab 6, and Lee Roy Matocha Review...
Walburgfest with Walt & Kurt Harfmann, Walburg Boys, & AlpenMusikanten...Fritz Hodde & Fab 6 at Granger picnic...Dujka Brothers & Praha Brothers at Praha Picnic...Mark Halata & Texavia at Elgin.

Watch the videos  by George Weber of Czech & Then Some and The Moravians at Caldwell Kolache Festival...Texas Sound Check, Charles & Fab 4, Mark Halata & Texavia at PoLK of A party in New Taiton...Ennis Czech Boys, Dujka Brothers, Mason Nesvadba at at East Bernard Kolache Fest...Shiner Hobos and Mark Halata/Texavia at Shiner Picnic.
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